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23 Jul 2020

Remembering Harriet

We recently lost a longstanding volunteer, Harriet, whose legacy as a community volunteer stretched from responding to the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic to the challenges faced by our LGBTI communities today - both at Thorne Harbour and other LGBTI organisations.

10 Jul 2020

Using masks to fight COVID-19

Many people are using face masks to prevent either catching or passing on COVID-19. There is a lot of information on how to prevent the virus. Effective strategies include: social distancing, washing hands, isolation and self-quarantine. Unfortunately, there is not a great deal of evidence regarding the use of face masks in non-medical settings.

10 Jul 2020

CEO Update: Melbourne's Lockdown and Masks

As Melbourne returns to lockdown in response to a second wave of COVID-19, CEO Simon Ruth talks about what we need to do to stop the spread in Melbourne as well as the support services out there for our LGBTI communities.

09 Jul 2020

COVID-19 Resources to Support Intl Students and Multicultural Communities

Navigating through the healthcare system, welfare system and finding support as an international student can be confusing, especially during this time.

02 Jul 2020

CEO Update: Melbourne Returns to Lockdown

As several suburbs surrounding Melbourne go back into lockdown, Thorne Harbour Health CEO Simon Ruth talks about what we can be doing now to stay safe and look after our health and wellbeing.

22 Jun 2020

Thorne Harbour Volunteers Remember Ayman Barbaresco

“Five years ago, he proudly strode into my world….Wooden gavel in hand, Ayman approached the lectern, and commenced the meeting with such authority and conviction. I froze still in response.”

04 Jun 2020

LOVE & Volunteering During COVID-19

Many things may have slowed down during the COVID-19 pandemic, but volunteering is not one of them. In fact, Thorne Harbour volunteers quickly adapted to continue supporting our LGBTI communities and people living with HIV. From outreach to peer support to policy work, our volunteers have continued to dedicate their time and energy to the communities we serve. During National Volunteer Week, the fourth annual LGBTIQ Organisations Volunteer Event (L.O.V.E.) went online – holding a virtual event to acknowledge the longstanding commitment of our volunteers.

02 Jun 2020

Isolating Together: maintain your mind & relationship in lockdown

"In any interaction, there is a possibility of connecting with your partner or turning away from your partner. One such moment is not important, but if you're always choosing to turn away, then trust erodes in a relationship - very gradually, very slowly.”― John Gottman

01 May 2020

CEO Update: Get Tested

During the ongoing response to 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Thorne Harbour Health CEO Simon Ruth calls on the community to get tested. Anyone with even mild symptoms of COVID-19 should access one of the many free COVID testing clinics, but now is also an ideal time for LGBTI & PLHIV communities to get tested and treated for any STIs.

09 Apr 2020

CEO Update: Long Weekend

Thorne Harbour Health CEO, Simon Ruth, addresses our LGBTIQ and PLHIV communities as we head into the long weekend to say THANK YOU and encourage everyone to continue to look after themselves and those around them during the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

31 Mar 2020

Trans Day of Visibility 2020

This Transgender Day of Visibility, Thorne Harbour would like to acknowledge and celebrate a number of ground-breaking TGD-led initiatives in Victorian healthcare. A big congratulations to all the dedicated transgender and gender diverse community advocates who have made this possible – and big love to all of our wider TGD community!

26 Mar 2020

CEO Update: Sex & COVID-19

Following the last update on physical distancing, Thorne Harbour Health CEO Simon Ruth addresses community concerns around sex during the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis.


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